Manouche Jazz Quartet
Manouche Jazz Quartet
Manouche Jazz Quartet
Manouche Jazz Quartet
Manouche Jazz Quartet

 The Manouche Jazz Quartet captures the essence of the Hot Club de France, giving new voice to the legacy of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Bringing class and charisma to the scene, the band is a new chapter in the narrative of gypsy jazz.

The Manouche Jazz Quartet

Manouche Jazz


MJQ is a Devon-based gypsy jazz outfit with style. Atmosphere, romance, virtuosity – it’s in the bag.

With roots in the timeless repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club De France, we have a hand in jazz styles spanning a century. We give vintage classics a new outing, calling on the contemporary nuances of the Rosenberg Trio, Bireli Lagrene and Florin Niculescu.

As well as our two deft guitarists, who alternate the lead and rhythm responsibilities, and the traditional Double Bass, MJQ  provides the "Grappelli" magic through the rich, versatile sound of a classically trained violinist. The result is an ability to provide a generous range of music, that includes jazz classics, bossa novas, swings, contemporary ballads and the occasional flinty-eyed tango.

A full studio album is on its way – in the meantime, you can hear some examples of our style at the bottom of this page.


 The MJQ is available for stages and fine eateries, private and corporate functions, weddings and civil ceremonies and, frankly, any audience you want to impress.


Booking MJQ

Wellies Wine Bar

Wellies Wine Bar – Thursday 15th March

Wellies Wine Bar Thursday 15th March 2018   Wellies Wine Bar  21 Ilsham Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2JG ...
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March Manouche Festival – 23 – 25 March

Manouche Jazz Festival 23 - 25th March 2018 MJQ will be going to listen to The March Manouche Festival ...
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The Jazz Club Tiverton – Friday 6 April

The Jazz Club Tiverton Fri 6 Apr 18   Jazz Club The Oak Room Art Centre  2c St ...
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BMAD Festival – Sunday 6 May

BMAD Festival Sunday 6th May 2018 Time: 1300 - 1345 hrs Location: Paignton Sea Front, Eastern Esplanade, Paignton, ...
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Dart Music Festival – Sunday 13th May

Dart Music Festival  Time 1200 - 1300 hrs   Dart Music Festival -  Free Music Festival For All ...
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south molton jazz club

Molton Jazz Club – Friday 28th September

South Molton Jazz Club Date: Friday 28th Sep 18. Time: 2000 hours Venue: The George Hotel, 1 Broad ...
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